RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 27727681 LA English T1 W.E.B. Du Bois A1 Lewis, David L.,, PB H. Holt PP New York YR 1993 SN 0805026215 9780805026214 0805025340 9780805025347 0805035680 9780805035681 0805068139 9780805068139 AB This second volume of what is already a classic work begins with the triumphal return from WWI of African American veterans to the shattering reality of racism and lynching even as America discovers the New Negro of literature and art. In stunning detail, Lewis chronicles the little-known political agenda behind the Harlem Renaissance and Du Bois's relentless fight for equality and justice, including his steadfast refusal to allow whites to interpret the aspirations of black America. Seared by the rejection of terrified liberals and the black bourgeoisie during the Communist witch-hunts, Du Bois ended his days in uncompromising exile in newly independent Ghana. In re-creating the turbulent times in which he lived and fought, Lewis restores the inspiring and famed Du Bois to his central place in American history.